Pool Safety For Children
Wellness - Pools
Let's Brush Up On Pool SafetyPool Safety is an essential thing to always be considering. As the weather warms up and we all look forward to opening our pools and enjoying the summer, it’s important to brush up on our swimming pool safety to ensure we can all get through the summer accident free! Pools can be a dangerous place for youngsters so we all need to supervise our children carefully, secure the area surrounding our backyard pools, and teach them about water safety. This can aid in the prevention of serious accidents! When young children and unskilled swimmers are in the water, keep them in sight and within arm's reach at all times. This will lower the likelihood of major injury and alleviate some of the stress associated with watching over the kids as they play and splash around at family events and get togethers.
A Watchful EyeAt all times, keep a close eye on your children whether they are swimming or playing in or near water. Even while using swimming aids like armbands, floating seats, water wings, and neck rings, children should be continuously observed. These technologies aren't designed to save people's lives. Swimming aids might create a false sense of security, resulting in inadequate supervision. To keep children safe, close monitoring is required. Taking some extra care to keep your pool safe for the summer can never be a bad idea or require too much time or money when the people we love are involved.
How We Can Help You TodayThankfully, we have a wide array of options available to you for this very reason. In our Pool Safety page. Explore our safety poles, roped, floats, swim rings, pool fencing, and more. To see some of our available options for increasing your pool safety measures, visit our pool safety page here. If you already have the appropriate safety items available to you, read how to bets use them below. Get the best tips and tricks to prepare yourself for accidents and how to best prevent them going forward for years to come.
Here are some more tips to help keep your children safe around water.
- Enroll your children in swimming and water safety courses and enroll yourself in first aid training to learn basic lifesaving skills.
- When playing in or near water, make sure young children and unskilled swimmers are wearing an appropriate lifejacket or personal flotation device.
- Find out how to choose the best lifejacket or personal flotation device for your kids.
- Choose a safe swimming location, such as a monitored beach or a public pool.
- Before entering the water, check with your town for any health and safety warnings. This could include warnings about high amounts of pollutants in the water or a severe undertow.
Suggestions For a Safer Backyard
Building a Fence Around Your Pool
Construct a barrier around your pool so youngsters are less likely to fall in. Build a fence that is at least 1.2 metres high all the way around your pool. Check with your town or city to find out the rules for building a pool fence. Install a gate that is self-closing and self-latching. The latch should be beyond a child's reach. Keep the gate locked at all times. Keep toys, garden furniture and tools away from the pool fence. Children can climb up on these items to get over the fence and into the pool.
- Be prepared for emergencies Keep lifesaving equipment (such as a safety ring with a rope) and a first aid kit near the pool.
- Keep emergency phone numbers by the telephone closest to the pool.
- After swimming in the pool, make sure you take the time to clean up properly Put toys away after pool time. Leaving toys in or around the pool can be tempting for children to go after
- When your pool is not in use, keep the safety cover on your pool when it is not in use!
If all you take away from this blog is 4 things, let it be these.
- Secure your pool with the appropriate barriers.
- Designate a water watcher and stay in an arm’s reach of young children.
- Install anti-entrapment drain covers and safety release systems to protect against drain entrapment.
- If a child is missing, check the water first.